Last week during a staff meeting, we played a game called “Set Those Boundaries”. It was a game co-designed with girls in our Power Lab school in New York and included several scenarios where we had to make a decision about setting a boundary to create healthier relationships with ourselves and others. The game brought …

Parents and caregivers are coming to Girls Leadership asking for support as the impact of a two years of increased isolation, dependence on technology, stress, and anxiety emerge. This heightened level of stress and anxiety is why we are taking 75 minutes on Monday, October 17, in our Raising Resilient Girls webinar to pause, take …

Leadership Spotlight: Krystal Folk Krystal Folk, LMSW, is a Director of Social Work for KIPP Freedom Middle School in New York. Krystal reconnected with Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) and works part-time as a Live Support Specialist for the school’s online Master of Social Work program. She has represented the CSSW’s online campus at …

We’re back! After taking our first-ever summer wellness break for three weeks, we are back this week, and finding that work groove again. You know it was a real break when you forget what computer programs you use to do your job. We took that kind of break. This three-week hiatus was inspired by the …

The wellness needs of students, especially girls (anxiety and depression in teen girls is twice the rate of boys), have evolved and intensified during the pandemic so it’s more crucial than ever for all of us adults working and supporting girls and gender expansive youth to nurture warm and authentic relationships with them, and build …

As schools across the country are coming to a close, communities are celebrating milestones that come with the high school experience: graduations, promotions, and prom. For many youth these milestone celebrations become a time when gender expectations become reinforced: from boys being expected to be the ones asking girls to prom or paying for prom …